Archives for the month September 2015 of Genesis8 Amstrad Page

How to repair an Amstrad CPC 6128 disk drive by Xyphoe


Xyphoe just published a new video on Youtube, but not about an Amstrad CPC game as usual, this time it's about how to comme d'habitude, mais comment repair an Amstrad CPC 6128 disk drive (belt replacement and cleaning the head).

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A 5 years kid in front of an Amstrad CPC (french)


Christophe Coupez put his son Stanislas in front of an Amstrad CPC 464, what should be the final verdict ?

An upgraded remake of Future Knight par Johndimi


A remake of Future Knight by Johndimi is available (original game out in 1986).

This PC version pour PC has a map design which doesn't follow the original game but rather designed from scratch. Some game mechanics are improved, like the ability to move while jumping, having an inventory, faster gamespeed, etc.

The game features 7 levels. There are enemies to kill, items to find and use, keys to unlock doors, traps to avoid, shortcuts to take, new weapons, and bosses to exterminate.

CPCRSLIB for SDCC updated, a development library in C for Amstrad CPC (September 2015)


The library CPCRSLIB for the SDCC compiler has been update. It allows to program in C on PC for Amstrad CPC. The CPCRSLIB version for the Z88dk compiler is still from February2015.

This new version is smaller, faster and benefit from the new version (v3.5) of SDCC. There is a new scroll code.

Also you will find an interview of ESP Soft on RetroManiac and another interview of ESP Soft on Video Juegos Retro.

Hewson Consultants, a book and some 8bit music


Hewson Consultants, created in 1980 by Andrew Hewson, did publish several good games on Amstrad CPC like Uridium, Paradroid, Nebulus, Firelord, Stormlord and Cybernoid, but not only.

Available on their site web, a book (epub or not) as pre-order, and 11 incredible tracks from 10 classic Hewson games, remade by legendary artists (reduction of 40% with the code retrogamer on Bandcamp).

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